Disease Control

New testing method available for Tomato brown rugose fruit virus

Prime Diagnostics, part of Wageningen University & Research, has developed a new antiserum that can specifically detect Tomato brown rugose fruit virus (ToBRFV) in infected plant material and seeds. According to a news release, the... more »

California registration set for Aprovia Top fungicide from Syngenta

Aprovia Top fungicide from Syngenta, a broad-spectrum disease control tool containing two highly efficacious active ingredients, recently was approved for use in California. According to a news release, Aprovia Top delivers a potent combination to help... more »

Xena Spreader-Sticker OK’d for certified organic crops

Westbridge Agricultural Products announced Oct. 9 that Xena Spreader-Sticker has been listed by the Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI) and Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) for use on all certified organic crops. Xena Spreader-Sticker... more »

GROPRO earns OMRI-listing providing biologicals portfolio to organic growers

The importance of organic production in the USA continues to rise with total sales of organic products in 2019 hitting $55 billion. Currently, it's the biggest global market for organic products (# 2 is Germany... more »

Enza Zaden finds high resistance to the devastating tomato virus

One of the world’s leading vegetable breeders, Enza Zaden, has found a solution for tomato growers to beat the devastating Tomato Brown Rugose Fruit Virus (ToBRFV). Their tomato breeding team has identified the gene that... more »

Late blight seen in Pennsylvania tomatoes; pests still a problem

September in the Northeast region has been dominated by warmer and drier than normal conditions, which has been layered on top of a warmer than average July and August. The hottest summer on record was... more »

Neopestalotiopsis fruit rot seen in Florida strawberries

There is a new disease that has been reported on strawberries, and it is causing substantial issues for the strawberry industry in Florida.  It is possible that our environment in Georgia is not conducive to... more »

Plant diseases targeted with $3M gift to Washington State University

Washington State University announced a $3 million gift to establish the Rosalie & Harold Rea Brown Distinguished Endowed Chair in Plant Pathology. The gift, from the Rosalie & Harold... more »

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